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Groundbreaking 60 Decibels and Efficiency for Access Study Reveals Key Long-Term Benefits of Off-Grid Refrigerators for Low-Income Users

Sep 06, 2022

Refrigerators contribute to various Sustainable Development Goals, from improving human health and productivity to reducing the domestic burden of women and children, who are usually responsible for food gathering and preparation.

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New Report: Solar Water Pump Customers Report Improvements in Their Lives

Jul 08, 2021

The Uses & Impacts of Solar Water Pumps Report explores the benefits and challenges experienced by customers in East Africa, Senegal and Zambia based on findings by the 60 Decibels team. It provides insights to inform stakeholders and encourage scaling of markets for nascent technologies like solar water pumps.

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Insights From The Solar E-Waste Challenge Halfway Point

Sep 28, 2020

This piece gives insights into the inaugural Solar E-Waste Challenge projects and demonstrates the urgent need for sustainable and scalable solutions.

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The Global LEAP Awards COVID-19 Update

Apr 23, 2020

To mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the off-grid solar sector, the Global LEAP Awards team has been working closely with stakeholders to support companies participating in our competitions and results-based financing programs.

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USAID Announces the Winners of the second Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Challenge

Feb 23, 2020

The second Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Challenge selected four winning companies to implement innovative projects in off-grid battery technologies in five countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

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UK aid-funded Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge Winners Announced

Nov 18, 2019

Three organizations are awarded £135K for their cold storage innovations

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2019 Global LEAP Awards Winners and Finalists

Oct 15, 2019

Efficiency for Access Announces Results of the 2019 Global LEAP Awards for Solar Water Pumps and Off-Grid Refrigerators

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A Message from the Coalition - September 2019

Sep 26, 2019

Our co-chairs, Steven Hunt, Senior Energy Innovation Advisor at the UK Department for International Development, and David Stonehill, Beyond the Grid Lead at Power Africa, discuss Efficiency for Access updates and accomplishments from the past year.

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Getting to Know Off- and Weak-Grid Consumers: The Unforeseen Impacts of Energy Efficient Off-Grid Appliances

Feb 11, 2019

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2019 Global LEAP Awards

Nov 08, 2018

Global LEAP Launches Competitions for Solar Water Pumps and Off-Grid Refrigerators

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